Memorial Continental Hall
Featured in SHAPE Magazine Photo Spread
WASHINGTON, DC--The historic Daughters of the American Revolution Headquarters Building was featured in an 18-page photo spread shot by Roger Neve for the September 2007 issue of SHAPE magazine (pages 252-270). The spread, which showcases fall fashion trends through a "Road to the White House" theme, takes advantage of the grandeur and elegance of four locations in Memorial Continental Hall.
The Pennsylvania Foyer, O’Byrne Gallery, and Portico provide a richly historical setting, and an uncanny resemblance to the White House, to the photographs. These spaces, as well as others in the DAR Headquarters Building, are available for a variety of private events, including weddings, cocktail parties, corporate functions, and press conferences, as well as filming and photo shoots. To see these spaces and the rest of the DAR National Headquarters facilities, visit the DAR Buildings Slideshow. For more information about private events and rentals, visit Entertaining at DAR.
The Maryland Period Room was also featured in the spread. The 31 DAR Museum Period Rooms exhibit antiques and demonstrate 18th and 19th century lifestyles. The Maryland Period Room interprets an 1835-1840 family parlor, and features beautiful handpainted wallpaper depicting the French Revolution of 1830. Information for those interested in visiting the Period Rooms or taking a virtual tour can be found at the DAR Museum.
The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution was founded in 1890 to promote patriotism, preserve American history, and support better education for our nation's children. Any woman 18 years or older, regardless of race, religion, or ethnic background, who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution is eligible for membership. With more than 165,000 members in approximately 3,000 chapters worldwide, DAR is one of the world's largest and most active service organizations. Encompassing an entire downtown city block, DAR National Headquarters houses one of the nation’s premier genealogical libraries, one of the foremost collections of pre-industrial American decorative arts, Washington, D.C.’s largest concert hall, and an extensive collection of early American manuscripts and imprints. To learn more about the work of today's DAR, visit www.dar.org.